To Protect The Health Of The Mother

My friend Ben shares his story to help cast some light on the abortion issue. A snippet:

We found out Christine was pregnant in the emergency room.

We wanted to have a baby. But our enthusiasm was dampened by the circumstances that brought us there. Christine had been experiencing severe, crippling abdominal pain for days. We were saddened but not surprised by the doctor’s news. They thought it was an ectopic pregnancy. The fertilized egg was growing in one of Christine’s fallopian tube instead of her uterus. If allowed to continue, the condition was guaranteed to be fatal to both Christine and the embryo.

The doctors recommended an operation to terminate the pregnancy. Immediately. We agreed.

After the operation we learned that the original diagnosis has been incorrect. It was not an ectopic pregnancy. The pain was caused by a substantial ovarian cyst. Christine was still pregnant.

Six months later we were back in the ER. Once again Christine has been experiencing severe pain. At this point she was 27 weeks pregnant – visibly bulging, but a very long way from the ingested-watermelon-look of a full term pregnancy. Once again we got the news that the pregnancy was killing her. She had HELLP syndrome and was hours away from a coma and death. The cure was end the pregnancy. Immediately. Again.

Please read the whole thing.

To Protect The Health Of The Mother

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